Led by HSEM, the Minnesota Recovers Task Force (MRTF) is a group of federal, state and local agencies working together to prioritize and coordinate the disaster recovery efforts by its member agencies. It was created to provide a one-stop-shop for local governments to seek recovery assistance following a disaster.
Please Note: The MRTF only works though local governments or agencies. The MRTF does not accept applications from individuals or businesses or private organizations. People or businesses who have unmet needs beyond established recovery programs like SBA and the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency should contact their local long-term recovery organizations for further assistance.
Current State Disaster Recovery Funding
Southwest Minnesota Ice Storm (DR-4113)
Governor Dayton has signed into law a bill passed by the Minnesota state legislature that appropriates $1.5 million for HSEM to match federal public assistance disaster grants for the severe winter ice storm on April 9 -11, 2013, in southwest Minnesota.
The counties of Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles an Jackson were designated as a Presidential Major Disaster on May 3, 2013. Federal public assistance disaster grants require a 25% state and local funding match.
In addition, $250,000 was also appropriated to cover costs related to debris removal and to provide long-term recovery assistance to the communities affected by the severe winter storm.
Northeast and Central Minnesota Flooding (DR-4069)
On August 24, Governor Mark Dayton signed a $167 million disaster relief bill. It includes $25 million in state funds to match FEMA Public Assistance funds to repair public infrastructure for the federally declared disaster area which includes 15 counties and three tribal nations.
It also includes funding for various state agencies which are members of the Minnesota Recovers Task Force (MRTF). Those agencies work with local units of government and tribal communities which apply on behalf of individuals, businesses and certain private not for profit organizations. The Task Force ensures applicants meet the eligibility criteria to receive state assistance funds.
The agencies listed below have received funding.
Department of Public Safety
- $500,000 for debris removal and disposal in the federally declared disaster area.
- $500,000 Long-term Recovery Assistance in the federally declared disaster area.
Department of Health
- $565,000 for behavioral health and affected water systems.
Department of Education
- $761,000 for enrollment impact aid and disaster relief facilities grants.
Public Facilities Authority
- $6 million for infrastructure repair not covered under the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources
Department of Agriculture
- $600,000 for farm assistance.
Minnesota Historical Society
- $250,000 for historic resource recovery.
Department of Natural Resources
- $18.85 million for damage, debris removal and flood hazard mitigation.
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Department of Transportation
- $79 million for state trunk highways and bridges, local road and bridge reconstruction.
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency